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KWS Jobs and Vacancies in Kenya

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is a State Corporation whose responsibility is to manage and conserve wildlife in Kenya.

The Service seeks to recruit a dynamic, innovative and experienced individual to fill the following position at its Headquarters:


Senior Prosecutor


JG ”5” 

One (1) Post
Reporting to the Head Investigations, the overall responsibility will be to ensure successful and efficient prosecution of all cases under the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Prosecution of cases under the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013
  • Co-ordination and management of prosecution activities.
  • Liaising with other law enforcement agencies and the Judiciary with respect to wildlife crime cases
  • Preparing and drafting necessary court documents including amended charges and submissions
  • Ensure that suspects are prosecuted on the right charges before the appropriate Court
  • Ensure training and gazettment of KWS Prosecutors
  • Prepare work plans, budgets and relevant prosecution reports
  • Performing any other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution
  • Post graduate Diploma in Law
  • Advocate of the High Court.
  • Must be a member of a recognized professional body
  • Three (3) years relevant working experience
  • Possession of valid Certificate of Good Conduct obtained from the CID

Legal Officer

JG ”5”

One (1) Post

Reporting to the Corporation Secretary, the overall responsibility will be handling of legal and secretarial matters within the organization.
 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Participating in drawing and vetting of contracts, leases and the legal agreements.
  • Liaison with external lawyers on court cases for or against the Service.
  • Ensuring cases involving the Service are defended before the courts successfully
  • Compiling information and evidence on cases
  • Participating in negotiations of treaties and contracts between the company and other parties/organizations.
  • Providing legal opinions/advice and reports on legal matters as required.
  • Interpreting legal instruments and statutes.
  • Participating in filing and maintenance court proceedings
  • Safe custody of company documents, other records and securities
  • Negotiating disputes with customers and other parties with a view to settling them out of court.
  • Performing any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution
  • Post graduate Diploma in Law
  • Advocate of the High Court
  • Must be a member of a recognized professional body
  • Three (3) years working experience in a large institution
  • Possession of valid Certificate of Good Conduct obtained from the CID

Corporation Secretary

JG ”3a” 

One (1) Post 

Reporting to the Director General, the overall responsibility will be to ensure effective and efficient management of corporate affairs and compliance with enabling legal matters and other relevant legislations.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Advising the Board and management on all legal matters.
  • Ensuring that the corporation complies with statutory and other regulatory requirements.
  • Representing the Service in Court and arbitrations as may be required.
  • Coordinating all litigations in liaison with the Attorney General's Chambers, Government Ministries and external lawyers.
  • Safeguarding of corporation interests matters affecting the Service.
  • Drawing and processing legal notices and other gazettements that are issued under the requirements of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013.
  • Preparing Board Business and maintaining proper records of Board’s proceedings
  • Keeping safe custody of Corporate Seal and security documents.
  • Preparing and vetting of contracts and legal agreements.
  • Coordinating the review of laws, by-laws and regulations relating to the Service.
  • Supervising, appraising and ensuring appropriate training of staff in the Department.
  • Performing any other duties that may be assigned by the Board and the Director General from time to time.
Job Requirements
  • Master’s degree in law from a recognized institution.
  • Bachelor of laws degree from a recognized institution
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Law
  • Advocate of the High Court.
  • CPS (K)
  • Report writing, communication, interpersonal, analytical, problem solving and IT skills.
  • Must be a member of a recognized professional body.
  • Minimum of five (5) years working experience in a similar position and Institution.
  • Possession of valid Certificate of Good Conduct obtained from the CID
Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing copies of their academic and professional certificates, copy of ID card, detailed CV indicating work experience, current remuneration and employer, daytime telephone contact – both office and mobile, names, addresses and emails of three (3) referees to the address below not later than 31st March, 2016 at 4.00pm.

Director General
Kenya Wildlife Service
P. O. Box 40241 - 00100
Nairobi, Kenya.

Application email: hra@kws.go.ke

KWS is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and culture; women and persons with disabilities are therefore encouraged to apply.

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